About Us

Get to know us!

Inform

Connect

Engage

Build

Our vision

The trusted resource for good food and good health.

Our Values

  • We act ethically; demonstrating respect & integrity.
  • We are member-focused.
  • We build stakeholder & industry engagement.
  • We create partnerships.
  • We promote awareness & continuous learning.
  • We encourage healthy living.

 

Our Mission

Connecting people and information, from field to plate.

Strategic Pillars

Inform – Act as a comprehensive source of information for all produce sold in Ontario.

Connect – Create opportunities for building collaborations within the industry and with external stakeholders.

Engage – Provide credible information and resources to encourage consumption.

Build – Build an Association with strong membership and good governance.

 

Staff

Michelle Broom

President

Dee Klemann

Office Manager

Rochelle Roye

Marketing and Communications Manager

Sandra Ulewicz

Communications Coordinator

Board of Directors

The OPMA Board of Directors is made up of OPMA members across the produce industry. It is a competency-based board, with each individual bringing a unique set of skills and experience. The OPMA promotes diversity and provides equal opportunity to all persons without discrimination. 

Houman Madani

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Produce Buyer 

Metro Ontario Inc.

Steve Dimen

Chair

Co-Chief Operating Officer

Ippolito Fruit and Produce 

Todd Patterson

Vice Chair

Vice President, International Sales

Big Mountain Foods

Steve Moffat

Treasurer

 

VP Finance

North American Produce Buyers

Michael Wexler

Director

 

Sales Representative 

Oppy

Michael Borcsok

Director

 

Director of Procurement, Produce

Greenhouse Juice Company

Rebecca Compton

Director

 

Grower, Chair

Asparagus Farmers of Ontario

Adam Donikian

Director

 

National Procurement Manager, Produce

Sobeys

Julian Sarraino

Director

 

Chief Operating Officer

Fresh Taste

Dan Tukendorf

Director

Program Manager

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association

Todd Patterson

Director

Vice President, International Sales 

Big Mountain Foods

Amanda Knauff

Director

Director of Sales

Taylor Farms

Shreenivas Shellikeri

Director

 

Senior Key Account Manager

Highline Mushrooms

Madison Hopper

Director

Marketing Manager

Equifruit

 

Marc Wall

Director

Vice President of Sales and Marketing 

Sandy Shore Farms

Matthew Quiring

Director

Director of Sales

Nature Fresh Farms

Ryan Goad

Director

Senior Category Director of Fresh Procurement 

Loblaw Companies

Andrew George

Director

Senior Director of Sales

EarthFresh Farms

OPMA Accessibility Policy

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association (OPMA) will provide an equal opportunity to all persons regardless without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability. The OPMA provides employees and visitors with an environment free of discrimination and harassment.

 

The OPMA will try to accommodate any visitors to the workplace. The person seeking accommodation is responsible for telling the OPMA that they have needs that require accommodation.  

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Deidre Klemann, Office Manager at 416 519 9390 ext. 231 or info@theopma.ca.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact:

Michelle Broom, OPMA President

416 519 9390

info@theopma.ca